Category: Go! Malawi News

Rob Pfeiffer Blog: 4/5/2016 Catching Poachers in the Forest

Posted by admin - April 5, 2016 - Go! Malawi News

The sun is out and the air is clear and fresh after a wonderful overnight rain soaked everything. All the vegetation looks refreshed and an even brighter green than usual. My fears are allayed for the day at least, as the dry air and heat during the last few days had me fearful that rain […]

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Rob Pfeiffer Blog: 4/1/2016 Potato Picking

Posted by admin - April 1, 2016 - Go! Malawi News

It’s potato picking time here as March and April translate to September and October here. (That is a loose translation mind you.) The potatoes here are about one quarter the size of ours at home. A good Kennebec might weigh in at two or three pounds. These puny little fellows are lucky if they weigh […]

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Rob Pfeiffer Blog: 3/30/2016 Food Crisis

Posted by admin - March 31, 2016 - Go! Malawi News

The moon has been bright and clear here. If I had a newspaper, I could read outside at night. But, I would probably be reading things I really don’t want to know about. The lack of news here is a blessing, at least from the intermittent blurbs I get. I feel safe and untroubled by […]

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Rob Pfeiffer Blog 3/27/2016 Easter

Posted by admin - March 28, 2016 - Go! Malawi News

3/27/2016 Easter Happy Easter everyone. I hope the weather cooperates and that family and friends can all get together safely. Over here, we just ate a watermelon we grew and have had eggplant at two meals this week. I missed out on both at home last summer (was that only months ago or years?) as […]

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Bamboo Continues: 3/23/2016 Rob Pfeiffer Blog

Posted by admin - March 28, 2016 - Go! Malawi News

March 23, 2016 I had no idea how attached/dependent I had become on that small electronic device I’ve been using since I have been here. I have railed against them and suddenly felt very isolated (in a crowd no less) when my battery died and there were no replacements in the country. It was a […]

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Bamboo Project Underway!!

Posted by admin - March 11, 2016 - Go! Malawi News

Rob Pfeiffer Blog on 3/10/2016 Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Your contributions outstripped my wildest hopes and I have just ordered 500 seedlings. An extra big shout out to the Comeaus, Sharon Mann, Kit Pfeiffer, and Pete Pfeiffer – you came through big time! I am so excited to be able to do something […]

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Rob Pfeiffer Blog 3/8/2016 Chapel Hill Volunteers

Posted by admin - March 11, 2016 - Go! Malawi News

3/8/2016 Thank you Tar Heels for your donation of $400 to our Education Fund!! We appreciate your support Something I have neglected to mention is that school uniforms are used here and each school has their own color scheme. The colors here are blue and gold. I had a chance on Sunday to work closely […]

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Rob Pfeiffer Blog 3/5/2016 Excitement Brews

Posted by admin - March 11, 2016 - Go! Malawi News

3/5/2016 News of a zucchini bread craze  sweeps through hill country! In fact, with necessity being the mother of invention, a new culinary delight was introduced to our region. Anyone who has gardened has probably had a similar experience to this one. I have been gardening here for months and suddenly became aware of a […]

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Rob Pfeiffer Blog 3/3/2016 Bamboo Project Momemtum

Posted by admin - March 11, 2016 - Go! Malawi News

3/3/2016 I am very happy to report that we have arrived at the halfway point in my quest to purchase 300 bamboo seedlings. Thank you all so much! There’s just $337.50 left to raise! $2.25 buys one, $4.50 two, $9.00 four, on up to my goal of 300. I met a member of the community […]

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Rob Pfeiffer Blog 3/1/2016 Shoelaces and Haircuts

Posted by admin - March 11, 2016 - Go! Malawi News

3/1/2016 The little things that we in America take for granted become really obvious over here by their absence. Two examples are shoelaces and haircuts. You might guess, I broke a shoelace this morning and got sick of hair tickling my ears. So, I tied another knot in my existing shoelace (six knots at the […]

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